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Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

Monday, May 25, 2015
People remember George Gunn today — Memorial Day — just like they remembered him 40 years ago.
 
Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history
DUANESBURG

Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history

Saturday, May 23, 2015
About 400 participants gathered this weekend for the War of the Roses Medieval Fair at Indian Lookout Country Club, organized by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
 
New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten
ALBANY

New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

Friday, May 22, 2015
More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica.
 
Scrapbook: Sacred Heart a Hamilton Hill fixture

Scrapbook: Sacred Heart a Hamilton Hill fixture

Monday, May 18, 2015
Anne Aragosa Rockwood's grandmother Mary Belouin, grandfather William Thimineur and great-grandfather Ovila Belouin all belonged to Sacred Heart, the church on Stanley Street near Craig Street in Schenectady. The Catholic parish was founded by French-speaking residents of the city in 1903,
 
Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

Sunday, May 17, 2015
More than a year before the Founding Fathers earned Great Britain’s wrath by offering up the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Rev. Johannes Schuneman and the people of Coxsackie had already created a little discontent of their own.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs church gets $1,500 to study restoration

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state is providing a $1,500 grant to study the restoration needs of the historic Bethesda Episcopal Church on Washington Stre
 
Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor

Thursday, May 14, 2015
President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from Albany next month.
 
Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

Monday, May 11, 2015
People used to find “The A Team” on the television page. Today, they can find “The Z Team” on the history page
 
Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse
WEST GLENVILLE

Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The oldest known unaltered one-room schoolhouse in Glenville, Green Corners School, has fallen into disrepair. Restoration work on the 1820s schoolhouse has already cost about $38,000 in donated funds, and there’s still a lot to do.
 
Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Monday, May 4, 2015
Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.
 
May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race
LOS ANGELES

May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Friday, May 1, 2015
Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police brutality as tensions simmer in communities across the nation.
 
Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Monday, April 27, 2015
Today, people order Big Macs, Whoppers and assorted burritos when they’re thinking about fast food. During the 1960s and ’70s, the Club Burger was boss, and you could only get it at Carrols.
 
Capitol marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln train stop
ALBANY

Capitol marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln train stop

Saturday, April 25, 2015
One hundred and fifty years ago Saturday, the body of President Abraham Lincoln arrived in Albany during its long trip from Washington to Illinois. The casket was taken to the old state Capitol building where mourners paid their respects through the night.
 

CSR professor to discuss changes at GE

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Lisa Kannenberg has been a history buff since she was 7.
 
New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?
NEW YORK

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.
 
 

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